Professor of History and Religion
University of Southern California
- ACLS Fellowship, 2010-11
- Fellow, Center for Excellence in Research, USC, 2008-2011
- Borchard Foundation Conference Grant, 2008-09
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2000-2001
Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, 1994-95
American Cultural Institute Faculty Fellowship, University College, Galway,
- Landscape with Two Saints : How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe (Oxford University Press, 2009.)
- Professing Gender, Professing Christianity: co-edited with Felice Lifshitz (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.)
in Early Medieval Europe, 300-1100 ( Cambridge University Press, 2002).
of Women : Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland (Cornell University
Press, 1996; paperback edition, 1998).
of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland
(Cornell University Press, 1990; paperback edition, 1994; Cork University
Press imprint, 1994; History Book Club, 1994).
- “Looking the Wrong Way: Authenticity and Proof of Religious Vision,” with images by Matt Gainer, in Bitel, ed., Visualizing the Invisible: Visionary Technologies in Religious and Cultural Contexts, special double issue of journal Visual Resources (2009.)
- “Professing Religion and Gender in Medieval Europe,” in Bitel and Lifshitz, Gender and Christianity, [above] (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).
- “Period Trouble: The Impossibility of Feminist History,"s in Celia Chazelle and Felice Lifshitz, eds., Paradigms, Methods, and Periodization in Late Ancient and Early Medieval Studies: A Reconsideration (Brill, 2008).
- “Tools and Scripts for Cursing in Early and Medieval Ireland,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 51/52 (2006/7).
- Lady of the Rock: Vision and Religion in the Modern American Desert.
- Monograph on modern religious vision event in southern California, with photographer Matt Gainer (forthcoming, Cornell University Press.)
- Monograph on vision, sight, and the invisible in premodern Europe.